[AAS06-P05] Continuous measurements of atmospheric O2 and CO2 at Tokyo
The observed CO2 showed not only a seasonal variation but also short-term variations with amplitudes of more than several tens ppm, which were mirrored by the O2 variations. The monthly averages of the −O2/CO2 ratios for the short-term variations, ranging from 1.35 to 1.63, were low in summer–autumn and high in winter. Since the short-term variations unclear correspond to the diurnal cycles, these variations may be attributed to the synoptic scale mixing of air. Examining the relation between CO2 concentration and wind direction, we found that the high CO2 concentration events with durations of several hours to few days were often observed when southwest wind blew. It should be noted that the −O2/CO2 ratio of such high CO2 event tended to be high. This result seems to suggest that there are strong CO2 sources with relatively high −O2/CO2 ratio, for example natural gas-fired plants, to the southwest of Tokyo Skytree.